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How can befriending support people with a learning disability take part in leisure activities?

Dr Kris Southby, a Research Officer in the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett, is set to work with Mencap on a new project to find out how befriending people with learning disabilities can support them in taking part in leisure activities. In this blog post, which originally appeared on Mencap's blog, he explains more about the research and its importance.

Local authority sport and leisure vital to health of the nation

In this blog post, Dr Dan Parnell, senior lecturer in Sport Business Management at Leeds Beckett, urges government, local authorities and public health professionals to consider the importance of retaining local authority sport and leisure provision.

 Dr Dan Parnell